New Max Con V holster question

New Max Con V holster question

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    New Max Con V holster question

    I just got my Max Con V and after breaking it in, tried it on. It was immediately more comfortable than the other holster I was using.

    However, I have a question about how it fits. The back loop really seems to protrude out and prints rather badly. I am including pictures and I intentionally wore a tighter fitting shirt. (Ya, I could lose a pound or two, but let's not go there.) Is this normal for this holster or do I need to adjust it some how? Otherwise, as you can see, it conceals rather well.

    The belt is a standard store bought belt. I originally tried it with a Wilderness instructor belt, but because of the velcro, it was a bit more difficult to slide around. The instructor belt had the same loop protrusion issue.

    Still looking for that sweet spot. I find it most comfortable around 4-4:30. I also notice that my pants always feel like they are twisted. Has anyone else had these issues, or is it just a process of getting used to the holster
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    That last photo tells it all. The cheap belt will not support a quality IWB properly. You can see how it's twisted. Invest in a Brommeland or Sparks belt to match your holster loops and your problem will go away! Brommeland intentionally makes the back loop larger, to facilitate an easier draw. Read about it on his website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    That last photo tells it all. The cheap belt will not support a quality IWB properly. You can see how it's twisted. Invest in a Brommeland or Sparks belt to match your holster loops and your problem will go away! Brommeland intentionally makes the back loop larger, to facilitate an easier draw. Read about it on his website.
    Yep, that's what it looks like. I use Beltman belts with my Max-con's and they work out real well. You can get one of those in a few weeks time. Make sure the belt width matches up with the belt loops on your holster (i.e. 1.5"). Alternatively, Wilderness belts will also work if not looking to spend the money on leather.

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    I experienced the same kind of problem until I switch from my Walmart belt to a 1.5 inch 5-stitch Wilderness. After a month of wearing my Max-Con, I has already broken in and conformed to the curve of my body, hence much better concealment and no printing!

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    AZ, slim & raffy hit the nail right on the head!

    Wear your MCV with a dedicated gun belt and your printing problems will disappear.

    Here's mine.



    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Well, I just ordered a Beltman belt. Spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Jim. Very helpful. We discussed various options and I placed my order based on his advice.

    BTW, a belt AND suspenders? Now that is backup.
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    BTW, a belt AND suspenders? Now that is backup.
    I've seen a few plumbers that could have used that kind of "assistance". The horror of it all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    BTW, a belt AND suspenders? Now that is backup.
    Quote Originally Posted by allenruger View Post
    I've seen a few plumbers that could have used that kind of "assistance". The horror of it all!
    I really do hope you guys are being sarcastic!

    As for the suspenders, don't knock it if you haven't tried it.

    Hey, you can laugh if you want to, but my pistol & spare mags don't drag my britches down!


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    I think everyone else is spot-on. Glad to see you are taking their advice. Even if the belt looks thick enough, if it's from a department store it's usually layers of thin leather. I actually had a cheap belt separate into two pieces near the buckle under the strain of running with my IWB holster. Good move on the new belt.
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    Moving it up to 3:00 or so may help with the "twisting" feeling some. It takes a bit to get used to, but is a little easier for me to draw from.

    Austin

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    Suspenders make carrying a FS steel pistol SO much easier! I use the Perry's from Wallymart, and never have to pull my jeans up.

    I like those in the pic CC, who makes 'em?


    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    I really do hope you guys are being sarcastic!

    As for the suspenders, don't knock it if you haven't tried it.

    Hey, you can laugh if you want to, but my pistol & spare mags don't drag my britches down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    I really do hope you guys are being sarcastic!

    As for the suspenders, don't knock it if you haven't tried it.

    Hey, you can laugh if you want to, but my pistol & spare mags don't drag my britches down!
    I was totally teasing there. Honestly, never tried suspenders but don't think there is any doubt about them doing the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz View Post
    Suspenders make carrying a FS steel pistol SO much easier! I use the Perry's from Wallymart, and never have to pull my jeans up.

    I like those in the pic CC, who makes 'em?
    I bought them from a local western outfitter store, but you can get them at Gander Mountain and Cabela's, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by allenruger View Post
    I was totally teasing there. Honestly, never tried suspenders but don't think there is any doubt about them doing the job.
    I knew you were, Allen.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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